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2018 Conference - Conference Information

2018 Christian Homeschool Conference of South Dakota

May 11-12, 2018

Sioux Falls Convention Center

1101 N West Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104


"From the Foundation Up"

Mathew 7:24
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock."

The speakers, vendors and activities at the Christian Homeschool Conference of South Dakota are dedicated and coordinated to challenge, inspire and encourage you and your family in your homeschooling journey.


See the Pricing/Registration page to register today!

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2018 Conference - Speakers

:Keynote:

Israel Wayne

Biography

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Presentations

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Patrick Nurre

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:Workshop:

Cheri Frame

Biography

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Presentations

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Nancy Bjorkman

Biography

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Scott Woodruff

Biography

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2018 Conference - Registered Vendors

2018 Conference - Registered Vendors

Vendor

Workshops

Alpha Center
Association Free Lutheran Bible School
BJU Press Workshop Info Coming Soon
Credits Before College
Crossways International
Educational Development Corp (Usborne Books and More)
Family Renewal
Heppner's Legacy
Historical Conquest LLC
HSLDA
Jim Hodges Audio Books Workshop Info Coming Soon
Master Books
Muth Electric
National Abstinence Clearninghouse Workshop Info Coming Soon
Sunshine Bible Academy
Teaching Textbooks
Village Schools of the Bible Workshop Info Coming Soon
Willart
YWAM Publishing

More vendors are being added all the time so please check back often!


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2018 Conference - Activities

Activities

Let’s Paint Run-A-Ways

Want to try your hand at painting? Or maybe learn a few more skills on canvas? Back by popular demand is the painting workshop from Let’s Paint Run-A-Ways. Workshops are 2 1/2 hours long and are offered for conference attendees aged 7-adult. The cost for each workshop is $15 and includes required materials and instruction. Participants will complete an original painting in each workshop. Workshop registration will be at the conference near the registration table on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wild Science!

Come experience the wild side of science - featuring exciting experiments and fun teaching. Each session will have different experiments.

Weather with Brian Karstens

Brian holds weather classes for students in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. To learn more about upcoming sessions, please visit briankarstens.com. During the conference, Brian will be holding a free class to introduce students to his weather workshops. Please bring your weather questions for Brian and learn more about severe weather preparedness! Classes will not be held in the case of severe weather, as Brian will be busy.

More activities are being added all the time so please check back often!


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2018 Conference - Services

Services

Session Recording

Had to flip a coin to decide which session to attend? Wondered what you might have missed? Wonder no more. Once again, audio of all the conference speaker sessions will be available in mp3 format. Conference attendance is required and service cost is $15. Paid attendees will receive a download link by May 22nd.

Unattended Nursery

Need a place to let the little ones unwind? An unattended nursery is there to provide respite. The nursery is located in room 3, east of the main entrance to the Conference Center. Please note that the respite is not for the adults, the unattended nursery means you'll need to attend to your kids while they're there.

Food

No outside food is allowed in the Conference Center. Lunch and snacks can be purchased from food booths provided by the Conference Center.

Vendor Hall

The Vendor Hall will be open from 9:00am - 6:00pm on both Friday and Saturday. These hours should provide plenty of time to browse and purchase supplies from your favorite vendors and interact with the conference speakers.

Legislator, Pastor & Grandparent Complimentary Pass

Legislators, non-homeschooling pastors and non-homeschooling grandparents are invited to attend the conference as our guests. SECHE does not endorse any political party, legislator or denomination but instead uses their attendance at the conference to acquaint them with home education as a successful, proven educational choice. Please feel free to take a moment and introduce yourselves to them. Legislators, please bring credentials to receive your free pass.

Lodging

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following area hotel for use by the conference attendees. Reservations must reference the Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators homeschool conference and be placed before April 28th to secure the special rate.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls Southwest

3821 West Avera Drive

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Reservations: (605) 275-4155

Conference Rate: $95/night + tax

Features: Airport Shuttle, Hot Complimentary Breakfast, Complimentary Wired and Wireless High Speed Internet

Map Link

More services may be added so please keep an eye on this space!


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2018 Conference Schedule
Friday, May 11th 2018
Ballroom B
Keynote/ Workshop
Meeting Room 8
Workshop
Meeting Room 9
Workshop
Meeting Room 10
Workshop
Meeting Room 12
Vendor Workshop
Meeting Room 13
Vendor Workshop
Meeting Room 14
Vendor Workshop
Meeting Room 6
Activity
Meeting Room 7
Activity
Reception Vendor Hall
9:00 AM Regis­tration
/
Infor­mation
Vendor
Hall
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM Intro­duction
10:00 AM Let's Paint Run-A-Ways
Session 1
10:15 AM Israel Wayne
The History of the Home­schooling Movement
X
Wild Science!
Session 1
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AM Isreal Wayne
What About Social­ization?
X
Nancy Bjorkman
Where Do I Begin?
X
Cheri Frame
Get a Jump Start on College
X
Scott Woodruff
Don’t Judge Me! A Lesson From the Front Line of Parent­ing
X
11:45 AM
12:00 NOON
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
1:30 PM Let's Paint Run-A-Ways
Session 2
1:45 PM Patrick Nurre
Apolog­etics From the Ground Up
X
Wild Science!
Session 2
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
3:00 PM Patrick Nurre
Egypt­ian Chrono­logy and the Bible
X
Nancy Bjorkman
Time and Home Manage­ment
X
Cheri Frame
Vocation by Design
X
Scott Woodruff
The Right Parent for Your Child: You
X
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
4:15 PM Israel Wayne
Pitchn’ a Fit
X
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM Closing Remarks
5:30 PM
5:45 PM
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 12th 2018
Ballroom B
Keynote/ Workshop
Meeting Room 8
Workshop
Meeting Room 9
Workshop
Meeting Room 10
Workshop
Meeting Room 12
Vendor Workshop
Meeting Room 13
Vendor Workshop
Meeting Room 14
Vendor Workshop
Meeting Room 6
Activity
Meeting Room 7
Activity
Reception Vendor Hall
9:00 AM Scott Woodruff
Home­schooling with Con­fidence: Under­standing Iowa Home­school Law
X
Regis­tration
/
Infor­mation
Vendor
Hall
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM Intro­duction
10:00 AM Let's Paint Run-A-Ways
Session 3
10:15 AM Patrick Nurre
Who Gets the Last Word?
X

Weather with Brian Karstens
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AM Patrick Nurre
Why You Need to Teach Geology and How
X
Nancy Bjorkman
Exploring Learning Styles for More Effective Instruction
X
Cheri Frame
Skills Beyhond the Book
X
Scott Woodruff
Home­schooling with Con­fidence: South Dakota and Minn­esota Home­school Law
X
11:45 AM
12:00 NOON
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
1:30 PM Let's Paint Run-A-Ways
Session 4
1:45 PM Israel Wayne
Common Mistakes Christian Parents Make
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2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
3:00 PM Israel Wayne
Transform Learning through the Art of Questions
X
Cheri Frame
Trans­cripts and Record­keeping-Making it Simple
X
Scott Woodruff
Defending Home­schooling When Critics Say Home­schooling Parents Abuse Their Kids
X
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:00 PM
4:15 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
5:30 PM
5:45 PM
6:00 PM
2018 Conference - Attendee Pricing
Early-Bird At-The-Door
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
$20 $35 $40 $55

Early-Bird registration ends on April 27th, sign up today to take advantage of our heavily discounted prices!

Want to get the SECHE member pricing?

Annual membership fees are a great value at only $35! Click HERE to become a SECHE member!

REGISTER NOW!

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Serving homeschooling families in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area and surrounding communities since August of 2002; SECHE was initiated at a meeting of like-minded home educators who desired to form a group where their belief and acknowledgment of God was an integral part of their homeschool organization. It is the goal of our organization to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in all of our activities and to encourage families to homeschool in a manner that honors God.

SECHE offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy Christian homeschooling fellowship and encouragement. Social events, educational events and our annual Christian Homeschool Conference are all present on our events calendar. Click over and see what SECHE has to offer your homeschooling family!

SECHE is an official member of the Home School Legal Defense Association and members receive a discount to HSLDA.

Feb
22
Scheels Ice Skating
February 22 - Thursday
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Feb
27
February Mom's Night
February 27 - Tuesday
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Mar
02
SkyZone
March 2 - Friday
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Mar
05
SECHE Board Meeting
March 5 - Monday
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Mar
08
Scheels Ice Skating
March 8 - Thursday
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Mar
09
SkyZone
March 9 - Friday
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM

A big thank you to our 2017 conference sponsors!

The Animation Course
The Animation Course
The Animation Course
ABH Construction
ABH Construction
ABH Construction
Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations
Flag Shooter
Flag Shooter
Flag Shooter
Grace Presbyterian Church
Grace Presbyterian Church
Grace Presbyterian Church
HVAC Elements Group
HVAC Elements Group
HVAC Elements Group
Let's Paint Runaways
Let's Paint Runaways
Let's Paint Runaways
PC Gold
PC Gold
PC Gold
Salem Veterinary Service
Salem Veterinary Service
Salem Veterinary Service
Weighted Blankets by Jen
Weighted Blankets by Jen
Weighted Blankets by Jen
Woltman Group
Woltman Group
Woltman Group

"It is the goal of our organization to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in all of our activities and to encourage Christian home educating families to home school in a manner that honors God."

  • We believe the Bible is inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that a believer may be thoroughly prepared for every good work.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in 3 persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ as God come in human flesh fully God and fully man except without sin. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles testifying to his deity. He died on the cross for our sins and rose again the third day. He ascended into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God the Father and acts as our great high priest interceding for us and preparing a place for us. We believe in his personal return.
  • We believe that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and that salvation is a free gift offered to sinners. An individual is saved when they turn from their sin and turn to God in faith for salvation. The gift must be received by faith, trusting solely in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, not trusting in any personal works to merit salvation.
  • We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, who convicts men of sin, and regenerates and indwells those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • We believe the Bible teaches us that our lives should be transformed as we follow Christ and our conduct will reflect the fact that God is conforming us to the image of His dear Son.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that our home school association should reflect and defend these beliefs in all of its activities.